Excellent first book for Craig Johnson "Longmire" fans. we meet the sheriff of Absoroka County WY, and learn of his life, friends, enemies, and crime on and off the reservation
His husky voice, dry deliver, and convincing emotional content
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
Interesting mix of Crime, Spiritualism, Western, Mystery, etc. While this was a decent enough story, I found it just a bit depressing. the justice system doesn't work and even the main character gets depressed.
Anything narrated by Geoge Guidall is worth listening to
Good characters, great decriptions of location and a story that kept you guessing
Henry Standing Bear
I have found a new series that I will keep listening to. I watched the show and finally tried the book. Very good
Yes, enjoyed the constant humor, great story and native American culture.
Epilogue very touching, sad and still humorous.
The drunk old fart witness/bartender on the mule.
It is so!
LOL... book one yesterday & book two today
The story would stand on its own as a read, but the reader for the story is perfect for an added dimension.
Henry, again the interpretation the reader does of voice and speech cadence adds greatly to the story.
No I have not, but now will do so.
I am a fan of the TV show based on these books, which is why I originally purchased this book, I am now a fan of Craig Johnson and George Guidall and can't wait to listen to more!!
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
What an enjoyable start to an updated Western mystery series. Set in modern-day Wyoming, it features Walt Longmire, the county sheriff, his faithful Native American friend Henry Standing Bear, and a beautiful woman, Vic Moretti, who is not a damsel in distress, but a capable deputy sheriff. I will definitely spend more time with this series.
Absolutely! I started this series in the middle because I'm already hooked on the A&E TV series so I figured I was already ahead of the story. I quickly changed my tune and went back to the beginning so I wouldn't miss a single detail! I'm so glad I did.
He is such a wonderful narrator it's difficult to choose, I love Walt, Henry, Vic, Lonnie, every single one of them have such a distinct voice...he is just great.
The end of this book left me in tears. I can't wait to read the next one!
Bravo Craig Johnson and George Guidall...a total win/win!!!
Please edit. This should have been a 10 hr book. Could have achieved this by picking up the pace and eliminating dialog wondering into meaningless trivia.
Definitely lies somewhere between Parker's Spenser series and Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee books. If you enjoy them you'll love Walt Longmire. Great, fun characterizations.
Could not put it down.
I believe this is a well written book from a technical standpoint. There are lots of characters--and they are fully developed. If you like the West, the setting is well developed and described. And described. But the novel goes on forever, and forever, and then some. The plot develops at a snail's pace, and Johnson never introduces a character who doesn't have a backstory--and Longmire never has a thought that doesn't have a backstory--and he tells us the backstory slowly, and in detail. Did they pay him by the word?
In a murder mystery, it's the plot that moves the action and the reader. Plot is what makes us want to turn the page to find out what happens next. This novel is so, so slow to develop. I knew who the killer was by mid-point in the novel and had to wait through endless stories and sub-stories to get to the point where Longmire discovered it. I won't belabor this any more; unlike Johnson, I know when to end the story. If you want atmosphere and backstory, read this novel. Otherwise, look for another author.